Contributions to the Social Insurance and other funds
Contributions to the social insurance and other relevant funds are calculated on the employee’s gross emoluments at the following rates:
|Social Insurance Fund||8,3||8,3||15,6|
|Industrial Training Fund||0,5||–||–|
|Social Cohesion Fund||2,0||–||–|
|Central Holiday Fund (can ask for exception)||8%||–||–|
The above rates (excluding the rate applicable to contributions to the Social Cohesion Fund) are applied on the employee’s gross emoluments subject to the following upper limits.
|Per week||Per month||Per annum|
The amount of contributions payable by self-employed individuals is subject to a lower and an upper weekly limit depending on the occupation of the self-employed individual.
Payment deadline for employers
The contributions that the employer is obliged to pay, should be paid not later than the end of the calendar month following the month that the contributions relate to.
Payment deadline for self-employed individuals
Self-employed individuals pay their contributions quarterly ion arrear with one month and ten days from the end of each quarter. Monthly payments is also allowed.
|Quarter||Date of payment|
|January – March||10 May|
|April – June||10 August|
|July – September||10 November|
|October – December||10 February|
Additional fee for late payment of contributions
Every employer or self-employed individual who fails to pay the contributions within the time limit, is obliged to pay an additional fee in the range of 3% and 27%, depending on the period of delay, calculated on the amount of contributions due for payment.
|From 1day -1st month||3%|
Contributions to the National Health System
As from 1 March 2019, the contributions are calculated and paid as a percentage on the gross emoluments/pensions as follows:
|Contributions||01/3/2019 – 29/2/2020||01/3/2020 onwards|
|Employees / retirees / income earners||1,70||2,65|
For the purposes of calculating the contributions, gross emoluments are limited to €180.000 per annum.